Mohammed Shami Achieves Big Feat Against Australia By Surpassing BCCI Chief Selector Ajit Agarkar Behind

Mohammed Shami achieved a significant milestone during the first One Day International (ODI) of the three-match series against Australia. He played a crucial role in India’s victory and etched his name in the record books. Shami surpassed former Indian pacer Ajit Agarkar to become the second-highest wicket-taker for India in ODIs against Australia.

The day began with the Men in Blue winning the toss and opting to bowl first at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. Shami wasted no time in making an impact, dismissing Australian opener Mitchell Marsh for a mere four runs on the fourth ball of the opening over. It was a statement of intent from Shami, setting the tone for what was to come.

Shami continued to weave his magic on the field as the match progressed. In his second spell, he claimed the prized wicket of Steve Smith, further denting the Australian batting line-up. However, the true spectacle was witnessed in the deathovers when Shami showcased his skill and precision.

In a remarkable display of fast bowling, Mohammed Shami dismissed Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Short, and Sean Abbott to complete his five-wicket haul. His figures of 5/51 earned him the well-deserved title of Player of the Match.

Shami’s outstanding performance secured India’s victory and catapulted him into the annals of Indian cricket history. By surpassing Ajit Agarkar’s wickets tally, he became the second-highest wicket-taker for India against Australia in ODIs.

To put it into perspective, Shami has picked up 37 wickets in 23 matches against Australia, while Agarkar has bagged 36 wickets in 21 ODI matches against the Aussies. At the top of the chart stands the legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev, with 45 wickets in 41 matches.

With Shami’s star on the rise, Indian cricket enthusiasts have every reason to be optimistic. His incredible bowling skills, combined with his team-first attitude, make him a valuable asset. As the KL Rahul-led team takes a 1-0 lead in the ongoing three-game series against Australia, cricket fans eagerly anticipate Shami’s future exploits on the field.

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Most Wickets By Indian Bowlers In ODIs Against Australia

  • Kapil Dev – 45 wickets in 41 matches
  • Mohammed Shami -37 wickets in 23 matches
  • Ajit Agarkar -36 wickets in 21 matches
  • Javagal Srinath – 33 wickets in 29 matches
  • Harbhajan Singh – 32 wickets in 35 matches

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